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Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

by March 6, 2019

It was a cloudy, mild afternoon on the Brisbane River recently when officers from Water Police Brisbane unexpectedly found themselves on a film set at Fort Lytton.

Officers observed a recreational vessel alongside the pontoon which appeared to be about to embark passengers. With the view to conduct marine safety compliance checks, officers decided to approach the pontoon to investigate further.

It wasn’t until they were alongside that it was apparent they had entered the film set and unwittingly become part of the production.

Director Stewart Tyrrell welcomed the unannounced visit from water police and had a bit of fun turning the cameras and spotlight on Senior Constable Mark Gardiner, with the cast and crew joining in for a laugh. Hair and make artists did all they could to help Senior Constable Gardiner at such short notice.

Mr Tyrrell said he was shooting a full length feature film called “Brisbane”, a romantic comedy which showcases some of Brisbane’s iconic scenery and locations. Filming is expected to be completed in a couple of months.

A marine safety compliance inspection was carried out on the recreational vessel and the master, cast and crew were given the thumbs up for safety by water police.

After the impromptu audition, it was clear that Senior Constable Gardiner shouldn’t give up his day job.


By Senior Constable Gene Hill

*Photos provided by the myPolice Water Police